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“I collect books just as others store grain….”

From the Laudator comes something with which I can sympathize:
Yuan Mei (1716–1797), Book Storage, tr. J.D.Schmidt:
I collect books just as others store grain,
And bitterly complain I don’t have enough granaries.
In order to make space for a myriad ancient men,
I end … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Writing in your books

I love books.  I enjoy and use books (cf. utor and fruor).  I might actually have too many books.
(Hmmm… Possible?)
I also write in books.
I write in my own books, occasionally, depending on the book.   I often read with pen or … Continue reading

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